Our first full day in San Francisco we headed to the Golden Gate Bridge
A year later, and I was still in awe of it!
From there, we headed to see the Painted Ladies, this row of Victorian houses that sit across from Alamo Square
I absolutely LOVE SF architecture!
Then we walked to see the ACTUAL house from Full House! Last year it was under construction so I was happy to see the entire house this year!
We purchased bus passes, so it was SO simple to just hop on and hop off so we headed to Chinatown from there…
And then went over to AT&T Park where the Giants were playing in the World Series against the Royals that night!
Dad and the Willie Mays statue in front of the park
AT&T Park all decorated for the World Series!
Then Mom and I headed to Ghiardelli Square for a little snack 🙂
And then to Musee Mechanique to look at all of the quarter machines!
That night we watched the Packers play the Saints (they lost) and the Royals vs. Giants (Giants won game 5)
The next morning was our trip to Alcatraz and again I was excited because due to the government shut down, wasn’t able to visit last year
3 stories of jail cells
They have an awesome audio tour that takes you through the whole site and really gives you a feel of how the day to day life was
View of downtown SF from Alcatraz
Warden’s house that burned down in 1970
Then we headed to Pier 39 to see the sea lions
And then to Coit Tower to take in the beautiful frescoes that line the inside of the tower
Mom headed to the top (The Transamerica Pyramid is in the center)
Mom at the top of Coit Tower (dad wanted to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground)
Just a typical SF street!
Dad headed back to the hotel and mom and I continued our day to the Palace of Fine Arts
This was my first time there and it was GORGEOUS! Originally it was built as a temporary exhibit for a national Exposition in 1815, and was restored in 1965 and then again starting in 2003.
The Octagon House
Heart sculpture in Union Square
In Union Square, we hopped on a cable car to head back to the hotel
Our final full day in SF, we had a tour of AT&T Park
This was Dad’s favorite thing of the trip, and I really enjoyed it as well!
The field is situated right on the bay, and if a Giant hits a home run into the water it is known as a Splash Hit (which there have been 68)
Dad with the Giants last two World Series trophies (2010 & 2012)
Dad in the dugout
In the visitor’s locker room
We headed to the Cable Car Museum from there
And then rode a Cable Car to Lombard Street
Mom & Dad on a cable car
We made one last trip to Ghiardelli Square for a treat!
Our last stop was to see the Haas-Lilienthal house which is typically open for tours but due to it being close to Halloween was closed their normal hours.
We had a fun trip and it was neat to see all of my favorite sites again and then to add some new ones as well!